Hereford & Worcester

Thieves take £11,000 of sex toys in Stourport-on-Severn

Kylie Jones, 24, manager of Happy Bunny
Image caption Kylie Jones and her father Nigel set up Happy Bunny in 2010 to pay off her student debt

Sex toys worth more than £11,000 have been taken during a burglary at a Worcestershire flat.

More than 400 items stored in four large suitcases were taken from the flat in Gilgal, Stourport-on-Severn between 9 and 10 May.

The toys belonged to online mail order company, Happy Bunny.

Manager Kylie Jones, 24, said she was angry and upset, adding: "I'm not seeing their logic in terms of why they would want to steal them."

West Mercia Police said the suitcases were stolen when the flat was broken into at some point between 23:30 BST on 9 May and 09:00 BST the following day.

'Distinctive stripes'

Ms Jones's father, Nigel, who owns the business, said: "You try to get something going and they have disrupted it and for what?

"If they manage to sell them then I would give them a job."

Police have contacted adult shops in the area in case they are offered any of the stolen goods.

Mr Jones added: "You need a licence to sell online, you can't sell on eBay and you can't take them to a Cash Converters.

"I reckon they've just been dumped. I don't know what goes on in their heads."

It is believed the thieves entered and left the property via Baldwin Road.

PC Emma Gunnell appealed for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area to contact them.

"It would be quite difficult for the thieves to sell on these items in any great quantity and so we would ask people to be on the lookout for these suitcases should the thieves have dumped them," she said.

"Two of the cases were black but the other two were very distinctive, one having pink and black stripes and the other a multi-coloured flower pattern all over it."

Ms Jones added: "They didn't touch the fancy dress or the lingerie in the other room - just the sex toys."

Happy Bunny has reordered the products for the site that was initially set up in 2010 to pay off Miss Jones' student debt.

Mr Jones said the business would be able to continue and that they were "determined to carry on".

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